Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'm Alive!!!

I feel good enough to go to work today!  YAY!  

Yesterday afternoon, after having been in bed for the majority of four days, I just had to get up.  I drove to a nearby park and walked, very slowly, like an old person, around and took in the sights and sounds.  There were actually birds chirping!   The sounds of ice melting.  The intermittent sounds of people walking  by.  The sounds of the creek.  It is so nice to go back into the world after four days in bed.

I called a woman who has been my sponsee for many years.  I told her I was hungry and lonely, and she dropped everything and met me at one of our favorite restaurants.  It was good to eat something other than chicken soup.  

I still think I won't be able to run or even walk my race on Sunday.  But I will hope to keep getting better, who knows what will happen by Sunday?  

Regardless of what happens, I am grateful for my life today.  I am so glad I have a job to go to and friends who care about me there... and other places too!  


Pam said...

This is GREAT news!
Take it slow little fried green tomato

Hope said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better.
My sponsor has dropped everything to come over. That made me feel so loved.
My husband says the flu has two parts - first you worry you're going to die and then you worry that you won't.
It's always a relief to get back into the world of the living.

Syd said...

Glad that you are up and about. That creek looks like a great place to walk beside. Take it easy on yourself about the race. There will be other ones.

Scott W said...

They might be giants--you might be, too.

wendy said...

glad to hear you're feeling better. hope you feel even better by Sunday...the body does strange things when it knows a race is on the horizon.

Trailboss said...

I'm so glad to hear you are better. Isn't it a strange feeling to have been in bed for that long and then to go out into the world.

Nothing like birds chirping to make a body feel better!